Regal and rugged— it's no wonder we swoon whenever we see these majestic beasts gracing the walls of modern homes. Given the graphic, dramatic nature of the subjects, we see the works of artists like the famed Roberto Dutesco, continuing to make a wild splash in the interior design world this year. Here are some favorites from the past.
Like their tailored, stable-dwelling counterparts, wild horses have an air of classic about them, but they don't carry the same weight of pretension that some instantly associate with the polo-playing equine genre. In a modern home, large scale equine portraits can add just the right amount of lively, free-spirited magic to cut the cold edge that often goes hand in hand with clean contemporary lines.
The first four rooms all boast dramatic works from Roberto Dutesco's Sable Island series. Sable Island, also known as the "Graveyrad of the atlantic" is home to over 300 wild horses, who continue to draw the attention of talented photographers like Mr. Dutesco.
• 1.,3. From the famed Wellesly home designed by Christine Lane Interiors.
• 2. Thom Filicia's Big Chill showhouse continues to be one of the most exciting from the past year. His use of the oversize Dutesco photograph has the perfect mix of drama and elegance.
• 4. While we love the large scale prints, even a small Dutesco photograph delivers a high, emotionally charged impact, especially in contrast to the pristine white room in Peri Wolfman and Charley Gold's Hampton country house.
Check out more of Dutesco's Sable Island pictures here.
Some of our other favorite wild horse photographs are from the illustrious hands of Claude Steelman and Lynne Pomeranz.
And what about you, are you digging the dramatic look as much as we are?
(Images: 1, 3: Christine Lane Interiors, 2. House Beautiful, 4.: Elle Decor, 5: Brahm Interiors)